Fender Japan was officially created in March 1982 as a joint venture company between Fender USA, Yamano Music Instrument (Fender USA and Gibson Distributor that time) and Kanda Shoki (Greco's distributor).Around 1976-1980, Many Japanese Guitar MFGs made the replica of Fender guitars.Specially, Kanda shokai, they were distributing the Greco brand Guitar made by Fujigen.Fujigen invested several CNC machine to produce the accurate wood body shape without time consume.Jimmy Page toured worldwide with a 1959 Les Paul, and switched to a Lake Placid Blue ’65 Stratocaster for numbers requiring a vibrato.Eric Clapton toured with Blackie, a mongrel built from a variety of Fender Strats.
Since being purchased by CBS in 1965, Fender had radically modified the Stratocaster and Telecaster models on which its existence was essentially based.
The System I tremolo system uses a behind the nut string locking mechanism and was manufactured by Gotoh.
The System II and System III bridges have individual string height and individual string intonation adjustments.
The Strat’s larger headstock, its “television-friendly logo” in large block letters, and especially the three-bolt “micro-tilt” neck, didn’t sit well with fans.
The basic Fender Telecaster wasn’t altered as radically, but was given the new headstock logo.